OCTOBER 2, 2007 â�� PON equipment vendor Alloptic (search for Alloptic) has announced a pair of new customers for its RF PON technology.
Lexcom of Lexington, NC, has selected Alloptic's MicroNode technology to provide voice, two-way video, and high-speed data services over an FTTH infrastructure.
"We were looking for a way to expand our customer base, increase ARPU, and enable a full suite of services, while leveraging our existing headend equipment investments over an all-fiber network," said Richard Reese, president, Lexcom. "With Alloptic's MicroNode technology we are able to do exactly that. We are now getting closer to our customers with fiber and providing them faster Internet connections, along with their telephone and television services over a single, more cost efficient infrastructure. With Alloptic's Hybrid RF PON, we can compete effectively, while using our existing cable modems and set-top boxes, and easily migrate to a full GEPON solution as the customer requirements dictate."
"Alloptic's Hybrid RF PON solution was designed specifically for service providers as a cost-effective way to get more bandwidth to their customers without replacing the HFC network," said Shane Eleniak, vice president of marketing and business development for Alloptic.
Meanwhile, Alloptic also announced that Bend Broadband has selected the MicroNode family of products for their FTTP rollout. Bend Broadband, the local cable operator in Bend, Oregon, is providing voice, data, and video services.
"We have been very pleased with the performance of the MicroNode," said Frank Miller, CTO and vice president of engineering at Bend Broadband. "With Alloptic's MicroNode products, we are delivering more services to more customers with our existing headend equipment. Alloptic's solution lets us move towards a full fiber-to-the-customer network as we grow."
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